The youth wing of apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has hailed the intervention of the South-East governors in the case of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
Concise News reported that the South-East Governors’ Forum last week said it will meet with the Federal Government on seeking a political solution to Kanu’s case.
This was stated by Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State who doubles as the chairman of the Forum.
The move by the governors was lauded by the President-General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, Mazi Okwu Nnabuik in a statement on Monday.
It read, “We have said it repeatedly that issues like this can never be resolved by throwing tantrums around or causing a situation of anarchy.
“This is not the first time Ndigbo are passing this route and it was only through a political solution that the matter was resolved. We know that this one will not be an exception.
“The National Assembly caucus has also before now started the same process and now that governors have joined them, we are upbeat that the process would be fastened and Kanu released as quickly as possible.
“We thank the governors in a very special way, as well as the religious and traditional leaders in Igboland for the role they are playing. In a similar manner, we also appreciate the members of the Ohanaeze Youths in the UK and Asia, and other diaspora communities for toeing the path of peace.
“At this point, the governors and the NASS members should meet Buhari and make the singular demand for the unconditional release of Kanu and other prisoners of conscience across the detention facilities in Igbo land,” he noted.
He called for the demilitarization of the South-East.
“The youths should cease all forms of hostilities going forward; we should allow our leaders the air of freedom to carry out this assignment. We have absolute faith in the ongoing political process. All those who demand to know the details of the process should hold their peace,” he added.